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How To Watch The World Cup Online

By Blake Fogg



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Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Need to watch the World Cup online. I get it. You’re at work. You can’t take time off. After all, this isn’t Sweden. And they aren’t even in the World Cup.

With the biggest tournament in the world in action, media outlets are going all in providing you with more options than you can get at Five Guys on watching the World Cup.

Here’s a quick guide on how to watch online when the boss isn’t looking or on the move when you’re at your nephew’s birthday party:

Wednesday's Games:

Australia vs. Netherlands  (12 p.m. ET)

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, Univision, Univision Stream

Spain vs. Chile (3 p.m. ET)

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, Univision, Univision Stream

Cameroon vs. Croatia (6 p.m. ET)

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, Univision, Univision Stream

ESPN – Live Stream

ESPN have a live stream to all World Cup matches through an affiliated pay-TV or Internet service provider in the U.S. The WatchESPN and ESPN3 digital service are available to over 92 million U.S. households.

It’s super easy to get access. Use the same login off your parents HBOGO account. But if they have DirectTV then that’s a no go.

ESPN3 and WatchESPN will cover games in multiple languages and provide alternate camera angles—like tactical cam, fan cam, normal cam, and Messi and Ronaldo cam (kidding)—if you’re into watching games like that. In addition to just covering games, ESPN provides pre and post-match commentary and highlights to all the games played. Essentially they went all out for this one and we love them for it.

UNIVISION – Live Stream

Univision is putting the telenovelas on hold and is broadcasting a new kind of drama. The Spanish language station holds the exclusive U.S. Spanish-language broadcast rights to this year’s World Cup.

Univision has launched a sports app (available from both iTunes and Android platforms) that will provide all Spanish speaking soccer nuts live streaming coverage of all the matches. The app provides you with real time, highlights, stats, schedules, news, rosters… all in Español.

If that’s not enough, they are also streaming the first 56 matches online.

And for that we say: GOLAZO!